It was more than about time for a Greece vacation. Two weeks of Greek islands were calling and I was very excited. Our first stop was Rhodes, where we spent four days. Unfortunately, it rained cats and dogs on the first day. On our last day we boarded the cruise ship. Therefore, we only had two full days. Luckily, the weather got better and we enjoyed some time at different beaches.
We slept in Iallysos in the North-West of the island. For us it was very convenient since it was in between the airport and the port of Rhodes. However, I would suggest sleeping in Lindos or Faliraki. There you’ll find the most beautiful beaches!
Car rental RHODES
In general, Greek islands are very well connected between cities and beaches. Nonetheless we’ve decided to rent a car to be more independent. I’d already booked the car in March on Rent a Car Rhodes and got a great deal.
- We paid 80€ + 20€ fuel for 4 days. Very convenient since a taxi drive from the airport to Iallysos would’ve already cost 17€. To Lindos it costs over 70€.
To be honest, the most beautiful beaches are along the East coast. On our West side there were only grey pebble beaches with a little bit of Rimini flair. Thus head to the Eastern coast and dive into the picturesque villages. Between Faliraki and Lindos you’ll find beautiful bays – be it sand or pebble beaches.
- Pefkos beach – narrow beach along the East coast under Lindos
- Tsambika beach – a flat beach with beautiful sand
- Anthony Quinn bay – pebble bay in the South of Faliraki
- Kalithea bay – belongs to the Kalithea Srpings thermal baths. Entrance 3€
- Ladiko bay – great bay with clear water and perfect for snorkeling
- Afandou beach – pebble beach with a beautiful cave
Stroll through LINDOS
It started to become overcast, which was perfect to leave the beach and stroll through the old town of the picturesque Lindos. The cute town lies around 55km away from Rhodes town. On top you’ll find the famous Acropolis of Lindos.view onto the Megali Paralia Strand
Dinner at MAMA’S PSITONOSTIMIES
I love Greek food! On our last evening we ate at Mama’s Psitonostimies, which I highly recommend. Rustic ambience with a super nice staff and more importantly great food.
MAMA’S RESTAURANT RHODES
Leoforos Iraklidon 80, Ialyssos 851 01, Greece
OLD TOWN RHODES
The old town of Rhodes has many beautiful sights. Perfect to dive one more time into the history of Greece. Personally, I found the old town way too touristy. On the other hand, I really liked to stroll along the post. Here are a couple sightseeing suggestions:
- the medieval town
- archeological museum
- Grandmaster’s Palace
- Nea Agora
- Palazzo Governale
- Kirche zum Hl. Pantaleon in Siána
Rhodes résumé: Rhodes is a popular destination as there are cheap flights and hotels on the island. There are a couple of nice beaches. I’ve already visited a lot of Greek islands and in my opinion Rhodes isn’t quite worth to go. I’m going to show you more Greek islands in the next posts, which are way more beautiful.
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